12th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference | afme

12th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference

The future of fixed income trading and technology

23 Feb 2017 etc venues St Paul's, London

Speakers

Keynote speakers

  • Niall Bohan

    Niall Bohan

    Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission

    Niall Bohan

    Niall Bohan

    Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission

    Niall Bohan is Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission.

    Niall started his career at the Centre of European Policy Studies, Brussels before joining the European Commission in 1994 where he has worked in a variety of operational and management positions, principally focused on financial market regulation.  This includes responsibility for drafting the COM proposal for MiFiD (2000-2002), serving as Deputy Head of Unit for financial policy coordination (2002-2004) and as Head of Unit for the Asset Management unit between 2004 and 2009.

    Between 2011 and 2013, he was seconded to the Task Force for Greece (DG ECFIN), where he coordinated the provision of technical assistance to the Greek government to support reform of customs, public procurement, competition and investment licensing.  From January 2014 to March 2015, Niall Bohan was Head of the Banking Unit, with responsibility for implementation of the Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive.  On April 1st 2015, he assumed responsibility for management of the unit responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan.

    Niall studied economics at Trinity College Dublin from 1984 to 1988 and at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium from 1988 to 1990.

  • Nicola Horlick

    Nicola Horlick

    CEO, Money&Co.

    Nicola Horlick

    Nicola Horlick

    CEO, Money&Co.

    Nicola read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford.  In 1983, she joined S.G. Warburg as a graduate trainee.  She worked with Leonard Licht, one of the leading fund managers in the City during the 1980s, and together, they built up the Specialist Equity team of what became Mercury Asset Management.  Nicola was appointed a director of Mercury in 1989. 

    In 1991, Nicola moved to Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and she was appointed Managing Director of the UK business in 1992.  Over the following five years, funds under management increased from £4 billion to £22 billion and Morgan Grenfell became recognised as one of the leading managers of UK pension funds. 

    In 1997, Nicola left Morgan Grenfell and set up SG Asset Management for the French bank, Société Générale.  The initial target for funds under management was £5 billion in five years.  This target was reached after two years and within three years, funds under management had reached £7 billion. 

    In 2004, Nicola set up Bramdean Asset Management LLP with Sir Derek Higgs and the business was launched at the beginning of 2005.  Bramdean ran a number of alternative investment mandates before selling the bulk of its business to Aberdeen Asset Management at the end of 2009.  In 2011, Nicola became one of the founding partners and Chairman of Rockpool Investments LLP, a private equity business.  She remained as Chairman until early 2015.

    In 2010, Nicola set up Derby Street Films and there are now three Derby Street vehicles, which fund the development of feature films.

    Nicola is the CEO of Money&Co, a person-to-business lending platform, which connects people looking for a better rate of interest on their cash with businesses seeking finance to grow.  Money&Co. is experiencing rapid growth as many companies are still finding it difficult to borrow money from banks.

Speakers

  • Julian Allen-Ellis

    Julian Allen-Ellis

    Director, MiFID, AFME

    Julian Allen-Ellis

    Julian Allen-Ellis

    Director, MiFID, AFME

    Julian Allen-Ellis leads the cross-product MiFID/MiFIR Steering Committee at AFME. Julian has a broad product background in both fixed income and equities. Before joining AFME, Julian worked for Market Axess/TRAX in a senior sales and relationship management role responsible for market participants utilizing MiFID/MiFIR regulatory reporting and trade matching services. Prior to that, he was in senior relationship management in the prime services teams at JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and prior to that as Head of Membership at the London Stock Exchange. Julian read Economics at The University of Reading and has an MBA from Henley Business School.

  • Luca Bagato

    Luca Bagato

    Head of Sales and Business Development, EuroTLX Sim Spa (LSE group)

    Luca Bagato

    Luca Bagato

    Head of Sales and Business Development, EuroTLX Sim Spa (LSE group)

    Luca Bagato currently lectures on Advanced Monetary Economics and International Financial Markets at the Catholic University of Piacenza, where he also holds an economics degree. He worked for ten years as a fixed income trader at J.P. Morgan and Salomon Brothers in London, and spent another ten  years as a sales specialist at  Citibank and Credit Suisse Milan. In addition, Luca served for eight years as non-executive board member at MTS for London Stock Exchange.

  • Alex Batlin

    Alex Batlin

    Global Head of Emerging Business and Technology and Global Blockchain Lead, BNY Mellon

    Alex Batlin

    Alex Batlin

    Global Head of Emerging Business and Technology and Global Blockchain Lead, BNY Mellon

    Alex Batlin is the Global Head of Emerging Business & Technology team and the Global Blockchain Lead at BNY Mellon, responsible for research and development of emerging technology enabled business strategy, business models, products and services.

    Previously, Alex was a Senior Innovation Manager at UBS, a founding head of both UBS's FinTech Innovation Lab based in UK's Level 39 accelerator and UBS's Crypto 2.0 Pathfinder research programme into blockchain technology and it's impact on business models, head of UBS's technology research service, delivering market landscapes, insights and foresight to business, technology and leadership communities, and an engineer in UBS's technology R&D team, researching big data analytics, social media, cloud and mobile computing, device security, unified communication and cognitive computing technologies. Further back, he was bank's global head of SDLC services. 

    Prior to joining UBS, Alex worked at Nomura, J.P.Morgan and CSC. He has a degree in Computer Science from University of Bristol.

  • Andrew Bowley

    Andrew Bowley

    Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Response & Market Structure Strategy, Nomura

    Andrew Bowley

    Andrew Bowley

    Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Response & Market Structure Strategy, Nomura

    Andrew Bowley is the head of the Regulatory Response Taskforce, overseeing the Global Markets assessments and implementation, future business model, product mix and client strategies under the evolving global regulatory landscape.  He is the firm’s sponsor for MiFID II. 

    Andrew is also responsible for managing the Global Markets electronic trading unit and responsible for leading Nomura's Market Structure strategy across all asset classes, encompassing interactions with industry groups, market infrastructures and regulators and working with the internal trading teams to position the business to adapt and thrive in the future landscape.

    Previously Head of Business Operations & Risk at Instinet Europe Ltd, a Nomura company, Andrew was responsible for the Operations, Technology, Product Development, and Risk functions, and for managing the migration of Nomura's equity execution franchise to Instinet.   

    During his career at Nomura, he was responsible for the equities electronic trading business and product development of client trading solutions, including responsibility for the Nomura and Instinet dark pool operations, algorithmic trading, and high frequency trading brokerage activities.

  • Nick Burge

    Nick Burge

    MD, Head of Global Corporates Structural & Regulatory Solutions, Lloyds Bank

    Nick Burge

    Nick Burge

    MD, Head of Global Corporates Structural & Regulatory Solutions, Lloyds Bank

    Nick Burge is Managing Director, Head of Global Corporates Structural & Regulatory Solutions at Lloyds Bank. Nick leads strategy and solutions across regulatory & structural change and liquidity in the Global Corporates business at Lloyds Bank. Prior to that he ran the Strategic Liquidity team in the Financial Markets division, working with global corporate clients on overall liquidity needs and the impact of regulatory change.

    Nick has been with the Lloyds Bank for ten years, in a variety of roles, managing Derivative and FX sales teams, covering both corporate and institutional clients. He has over twenty five years experience in banking in both sales and trading roles previously at Nomura, III Global, and Bank of America. Nick is Chair of AFME’s CMU Steering Group, and a member of AFME’s Growth Committee. He has a PPE degree from Oxford University.

  • Massimiliano Castelli

    Massimiliano Castelli

    Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Asset Management

    Massimiliano Castelli

    Massimiliano Castelli

    Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Asset Management

    Dr Massimiliano Castelli is Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Global sovereign Markets at UBS Asset Management. He analyses the market trends affecting the investment behaviour of central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other state-controlled investment institutions. He works closely with the investment teams in providing investment advice and developing tailored investment solutions for clients and prospects across regions. He is a member of the UBS Sovereign Investment Management Committee.

    Max established himself as a global thought leader on the macroeconomic, financial and political trends in sovereign wealth management. He has often been called in by leading institutions as an expert on global economic and financial matters and regularly publishes articles and research on international economic policy and financial market issues and he is often quoted in the media. He recently published The New Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Wiley Finance Series, a book providing a thorough guide to sovereign wealth funds.  

    In his fifteen year-long international professional career, Max has been Head of Public Policy for UBS in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Senior Economist for the Middle East region at UBS and consultant advising governments and corporates in emerging markets on behalf of international institutions   

    Max holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome where he lectured and a Msc in Economics from the University of London. He is a Fellow at the Sovereign Investment Laboratory at Bocconi University, Milan and a Member of Executive Committee, Asset Management Investment Council,  International Capital Market Association

  • Gareth Coltman

    Gareth Coltman

    Head of European Product Management, MarketAxess

    Gareth Coltman

    Gareth Coltman

    Head of European Product Management, MarketAxess

    Gareth Coltman joined MarketAxess in 2014 as Head of European Product Management and is responsible for the strategy, development and enhancement of MarketAxess’ European trading platform.  Gareth was most recently Head of Product Management with Algomi, where he helped drive the firm’s product strategy in conjunction with both buy- and sell-side clients.  Prior to this, he was with ICAP from 2007 to 2012 where he held various roles including COO of BlockCross and Business Manager for European Credit.  From 2002 to 2007, Gareth was with Reuters, most recently managing the development of the firm’s electronic trading data products.  He graduated with honours from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering.  

  • Matthew Coupe

    Matthew Coupe

    Director, Market Structure, Markets EMEA, Barclays

    Matthew Coupe

    Matthew Coupe

    Director, Market Structure, Markets EMEA, Barclays

    Matthew Coupe is Director, Market Structure for the European Markets business at Barclays, based in London. He advises the Markets division on future regulatory change, forms the advocacy position of the markets division on areas of regulatory change, and engages with politicians, trade associations, regulatory bodies and clients to make sure this is articulated effectively.

    Prior to joining Barclays in March 2015, Matthew was Director of Regulation and Market Structure EMEA at Nice Actimize with overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing and analysing the effects of new regulation on existing and new clients.

    He also co-chairs the FPL EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee. A regulatory specialist, he is an expert in high-frequency trading and market surveillance in the post-MiFID landscape and their implications for trading desks and compliance departments.

    Matthew graduated from De Montfort University with a BA(Hons) in Business Studies, majoring in Financial Statistics.

  • Sally Dewar

    Sally Dewar

    International Head of Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

    Sally Dewar

    Sally Dewar

    International Head of Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

    Sally Dewar is the International Head of Regulatory Affairs at J.P. Morgan and a member of the firm wide senior management team.

    Based in London, Sally provides advice and support on a range of regulatory policy and strategic issues and is currently focused on JPM’s culture and conduct agenda globally.  She also advises on governance initiatives including the individual accountability regime and advocacy efforts around regulatory reform including being a member of the FICC Markets Standards Board and Chair of its Conduct & Ethics Committee which was formed following the Bank of England’s recent fair and effective markets review.

    Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in June 2011, Sally spent 10 years at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK. She was most recently a member of the FSA Board where her role was Managing Director of Risk. In this role, she was responsible for the FSA’s policy direction, risk management processes, governance and markets oversight - including responsibility for the UK Listing Authority and the supervision of regulated markets and related infrastructure.

    Sally studied pure Mathematics and French at UMIST, now part of the University of Manchester, before joining KPMG where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

  • Mariano Goldfischer

    Mariano Goldfischer

    Managing Director, Global Head Credit Trading and Syndicate, Crédit Agricole

    Mariano Goldfischer

    Mariano Goldfischer

    Managing Director, Global Head Credit Trading and Syndicate, Crédit Agricole

    Mariano is Managing Director, Global Head of Credit Trading and Syndicate at Crédit Agricole. His remit includes Syndication across all asset classes and currencies, and secondary trading of Covered, Corporate, Financials, Emerging Markets and structure bonds. Prior to that, Mariano was instrumental in the development of the Global Bond Business at Crédit Agricole CIB, first as Global Head of Credit Trading and then as Head of Global Debt Markets. Before joining Crédit Agricole CIB, Mariano worked at Strategic Value Partners and ING in Argentina, Brazil and New York. Mariano started his career in Capital Market Argentina. Mariano graduated with a Finance degree from the Universidad de Palermo in Argentina. 

  • Andy Hill

    Andy Hill

    Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

    Andy Hill

    Andy Hill

    Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

    Andy Hill is a Senior Director in ICMA’s Market Practice and Regulatory Policy group, where he oversees the association’s work on corporate bond secondary markets. He is also secretary to ICMA’s Secondary Market Practices Committee and a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Corporate Bond Market Liquidity.  

    Prior to joining ICMA in 2014, Andy was a repo and money market trader for seventeen years, for ten years of which he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs.

    He has also worked as a consultant in the Aid and Development sector, primarily based in Cambodia, and previously served on the Board of the Cambodian NGO Education Partnership in Phnom Penh while under a Goldman Sachs Public Service Fellowship.

    Andy holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from Cass Business School and an MSc in Poverty Reduction and Development Management from the University of Birmingham.

  • Dominic Holland

    Dominic Holland

    Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets, BNY Mellon

    Dominic Holland

    Dominic Holland

    Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets, BNY Mellon

    Dominic Holland joined BNY Mellon in September 2016 as Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets. He joined from Deutsche Bank where he was Global Head of Credit eSales. Dominic started his career as a Corporate Bond Trader and over a 16 year period worked for Société Généralé, Barclays and Rabobank holding positions in London and New York. In 2001 he joined start up Bond Trading platform MarketAxess as Product and Dealer Relationship Manager. Prior to Deutsche he was European Head of FIC eCommerce at RBC.

  • Richard Hopkin

    Richard Hopkin

    Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME

    Richard Hopkin

    Richard Hopkin

    Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME

    Richard Hopkin is Head of Fixed Income and a managing director in the Securitisation Division. He joined AFME in June 2010 after a 25 year career in the law and finance during which he held leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Société Générale. He has originated, structured and distributed securitisations funding the real economy through a wide variety of asset classes including mortgages, credit cards, auto, consumer and SME loans, from across Europe, Australia and the US. Richard has led and negotiated industry positions on many critical regulatory initiatives in recent years, including calibration of the Basel capital and liquidity rules and establishing “simple transparent and comparable securitisation” under the Basel Task Force on Securitisation Markets, as well as rules on risk retention and transparency.  A frequent visitor to Brussels, he has helped rehabilitate the securitisation industry in the eyes of key European policymakers and continues to be a strong advocate for the benefits of securitisation for the European economy.

    Born and brought up in Wales, Richard read law at Cambridge University and before his investment banking career qualified as a solicitor with leading international law firm Clifford Chance.

  • Rob Howes

    Rob Howes

    Co-Founder and COO, Algomi

    Rob Howes

    Rob Howes

    Co-Founder and COO, Algomi

    Rob Howes co-founded Algomi to build on a strong technology background engineering sophisticated solutions to complex problems. 

    Drawn to opportunities where technology can be used to challenge the status quo, Rob has spent many years successfully leading the delivery of ambitious Fixed Income solutions, including Credit List Trading at UBS and more recently a first of its kind anonymous crossing platform for bonds. 

    Rob holds a M. Eng. in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College.

  • Kit Juckes

    Kit Juckes

    Chief Foreign Exchange Strategist, Société Générale

    Kit Juckes

    Kit Juckes

    Chief Foreign Exchange Strategist, Société Générale

    Kit Juckes is Chief Foreign Exchange Strategist at Société Généralé. He joined Société Générale in 2010. Kit has worked in financial market research on the sell-side, buy-side and independent consultancy, covering currency, bond and credit markets, as well as economics, since 1984. He has worked in London, Frankfurt and Greenwich Ct.  

  • James Kemp

    James Kemp

    Managing Director, Global FX Division, GFMA

    James Kemp

    James Kemp

    Managing Director, Global FX Division, GFMA

    James is the Managing Director of the Global FX Division at GFMA, having been hired to establish the Division in October 2010. The Global FX Division has since grown to 24 members, between them accounting for over 90% of the global FX market, and is now represented in Europe, North America and Asia. It works with key regulators, central banks and other interested parties to monitor policy and regulatory developments that could affect the FX markets and seeks to ensure the establishment of harmonised regimes and infrastructure to enable an effective market for all participants. James also sits on the senior management team of AFME, headquartered in London.

    The Global FX Division has been heavily engaged with regulators on topics including the potential clearing of FX products, price transparency and trade reporting, where it has led the industry initiative to select a partner to build a global FX trade repository. In addition the division also runs the FX Market Architecture Group – an industry-led body whose goal is to try and increase efficiencies and reduce duplication in the technologies used by the industry.

    James was previously the Founder and Managing Director of the financial markets technology company, Stentra, a market leader in FX e-trading, as well as commodities, fixed income and swaps. Six years after the company was established it was sold to ION Trading in 2008. Following the sale, James remained with ION in a group corporate development role. Other roles have included Head of Equities and Fixed Income Products at Reuters and a business strategy consultant at The LEK Partnership, working out of London and Chicago.

  • Michael Kent

    Michael Kent

    Partner, Global Head of Finance and Projects Division, Linklaters

    Michael Kent

    Michael Kent

    Partner, Global Head of Finance and Projects Division, Linklaters

    Michael is Global Head of Linklaters’ Finance and Projects Division, having previously led the firm’s financial regulatory group for seven years. He has extensive experience in acting for investment banks, asset managers, exchanges, ATSs, and clearing and settlement systems. He continues to advise OTCDeriv (a consortia of banks responsible for overseeing and developing the centralised clearing of swaps AND FX NDFs and Options). He has particular expertise in advising on market abuse, governance and wholesale markets.

    Michael has extensive experience in advising on regulatory enforcement work, and also on acquisitions and reconstructions of banks and broker dealers, including the migration of banking/brokerage businesses to different entities and jurisdictions. He was one of the lead partners advising PWC on the Lehman Brothers International administration and has consistently been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers and the Legal 500 directories. He is currently advising a number of banks and investment firms in relation to their implementation of the Senior Managers Regime.

    Michael acts as the legal advisor to the newly established FICC Markets Standards Board.

  • Simon Lewis OBE

    Simon Lewis OBE

    Chief Executive, AFME

    Simon Lewis OBE

    Simon Lewis OBE

    Chief Executive, AFME

    Simon Lewis was appointed Chief Executive of AFME in October 2010. AFME is the trade body which represents the pan-European capital markets industry. Previously Simon was Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street. He has held a number of senior corporate roles including Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest. Simon was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to The Queen in 1998.

    Simon has a degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar. He is a Visiting Professor at the Cardiff School of Journalism. Simon is a member of the Chatham House North American Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Academy’s Advisory Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of University College School (UCS) in Hampstead, North London. Simon is a Patron and former Chairman of the Fulbright Commission. He is married with three children.

    Simon was appointed an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for public service and services to international education through the Fulbright Commission. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2016.

  • Katie Linsell

    Katie Linsell

    Corporate Debt Reporter, Blomberg News

    Katie Linsell

    Katie Linsell

    Corporate Debt Reporter, Blomberg News

    Katie Linsell has reported on corporate debt for Bloomberg News since 2011, covering secondary market trends and the new-issue market in both high yield and investment grade. 

    In both London and Madrid, she has written about the impact of post-crisis regulations on bond trading, including the rise of electronic platforms. Her coverage has also included the evolving role of investors in providing liquidity amid reduced dealer inventory. 

    She holds an MA in newspaper journalism from City University London and an MA in history and Spanish from Edinburgh University.

  • Jon Mawby

    Jon Mawby

    Senior Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners

    Jon Mawby

    Jon Mawby

    Senior Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners

    Jon Mawby joined GLG in September 2012 to run the Global Corporate and Strategic bond funds. Prior to that he spent almost 7 years at ECM Asset Management where he was Lead Portfolio Manager focusing on multi-asset class credit funds and a member of the Investment, Sector Strategy and Peer Group Review Committees.

    Jon joined ECM in 2005 from Gartmore Investment Management, where he was a Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Trader within the Institutional Credit Group, working primarily on relative value trading strategies.

    Prior to that Jon worked at Aviva Investors and Goldman Sachs. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder. 

  • Elisa Menardo

    Elisa Menardo

    Director, Public Affairs and Policy, Credit Suisse

    Elisa Menardo

    Elisa Menardo

    Director, Public Affairs and Policy, Credit Suisse

    Elisa Menardo, a financial services regulatory lawyer within the Public Affairs and Policy team at Credit Suisse, chairs the MiFID Steering Committee at AFME.  Previously, she ran the regulatory change advisory function within Credit Suisse and other investment banks. Earlier in her career Elisa worked at the UK Financial Services Authority, the European Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills, where she qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Elisa holds a MSc (Laurea) in economics and management of public and international organisations from Bocconi University (Milan) and postgraduate professional qualifications in law from the College of Law (Guildford).

  • Umberto Menconi

    Umberto Menconi

    E-Commerce Sales, Banca IMI

    Umberto Menconi

    Umberto Menconi

    E-Commerce Sales, Banca IMI

    Umberto Menconi works in Banca IMI’s Market Hub E-Commerce sales team. He started his career as Interest Rate Swap Trader in Sanpaolo di Torino London branch, before moving into Banca IMI Government Bonds Trading Desk, where he gained extensive experience of long and short term part of the curve. From 2005 he became heavily involved in electronic trading platforms and specializes in fixed income order execution. In 2007 he joined Market Hub, the multi-asset Best Execution platform MiFID compliant of Banca IMI. He holds a degree in Engineering Management at Politecnico di Milano University in Milan

  • Mario Muth

    Mario Muth

    Head of Electronic Trading, Deutsche Bank

    Mario Muth

    Mario Muth

    Head of Electronic Trading, Deutsche Bank

    Mario is the head of rates electronic trading sales based in London.  In his capacity he is responsible for the distribution of Deutsche Bank’s ecommerce rates product suite and is a stake holder in deciding the future direction of the offering. In addition to his rates focused role, Mario coordinates Deutsche Bank’s relationship with the customers that have the biggest electronic footprint across all products.

    Prior to this role Mario worked in a number of capacities in the futures and options product of Deutsche Bank including being globally responsible for the electronic trading platform. He joined Deutsche Bank 16 years ago as an FX trader in Germany.

  • Swaha Pattanaik

    Swaha Pattanaik

    Associate Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

    Swaha Pattanaik

    Swaha Pattanaik

    Associate Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

    Swaha Pattanaik is Associate Editor at Reuters Breakingviews, based in London. Previously Reuters’ EMEA Financial Markets Editor, she writes about global financial markets, macroeconomics, policymaking, and France. She was posted to Paris as Reuters’ senior economics correspondent and to Brussels as its European economic and monetary affairs correspondent. Before then she was the head of the Reuters FX reporting desk in London. Prior to joining Reuters, she worked for Bloomberg, Euromoney, and consulting firm IDEA. Swaha has an MSc in Political Theory and Political Sociology from Birkbeck and a BSc (Econ) in Mathemetical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics.

  • Lawrence Peirson

    Lawrence Peirson

    Managing Director, Head of Market Hub, Banca IMI

    Lawrence Peirson

    Lawrence Peirson

    Managing Director, Head of Market Hub, Banca IMI

    Lawrence Peirson is Managing Director, Head of Market Hub London, Banca IMI’s multi-asset agency broking division. He has spent the last 20+ years working in sales and management for Barclays, SEB and ultimately at CME Group covering listed derivatives markets, ecommerce distribution and CCP clearing sales.

  • Srikanth Sankaran

    Srikanth Sankaran

    Executive Director and the Head of European Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley

    Srikanth Sankaran

    Srikanth Sankaran

    Executive Director and the Head of European Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley

    Srikanth is an Executive Director and the Head of European Credit Strategy at Morgan Stanley. The credit strategy team is responsible formulating published Research views on global credit markets, and marketing it to the firm’s clients. Asset classes covered by Sri and his team include European IG credit, HY, corporate hybrids, and ABS. Their views are informed by analytical frameworks that combine key macro themes, top down fundamental analysis, and market technicals. Sri joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 from UBS, where he held roles in European ABS Research and Trading.

  • Terence Tsang

    Terence Tsang

    Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios, UniCredit

    Terence Tsang

    Terence Tsang

    Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios, UniCredit

    Terence Tsang is the Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios in UniCredit.  Over the last 25 years he has been involved in various Fixed Income Markets including FX and Interest Rate Derivatives, EM Trading and for the last 15 years in Credit Markets.  In his current role Terence focuses on European Credit Trading and Securitization Risks and Structures.  He has a D.Phil and a First Class Undergraduate degree from Oxford.

  • James Turck

    James Turck

    Director, Global Markets Technology Architecture and Innovation, Credit Suisse

    James Turck

    James Turck

    Director, Global Markets Technology Architecture and Innovation, Credit Suisse

    James Turck currently heads the Architecture and Innovation team for Credit Suisse Global Markets Technology.  He has many years of experience designing, developing and delivering both low latency trading systems and internet facing trading applications for financial institutions.

  • Terence Tsang

    Terence Tsang

    Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios, UniCredit

    Terence Tsang

    Terence Tsang

    Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios, UniCredit

    Terence Tsang is the Head of Market Strategic and Securitization Portfolios in UniCredit.  Over the last 25 years he has been involved in various Fixed Income Markets including FX and Interest Rate Derivatives, EM Trading and for the last 15 years in Credit Markets.  In his current role Terence focuses on European Credit Trading and Securitization Risks and Structures.  He has a D.Phil and a First Class Undergraduate degree from Oxford.

  • Nat Tyce

    Nat Tyce

    Co-Head, Macro Trading, Barclays

    Nat Tyce

    Nat Tyce

    Co-Head, Macro Trading, Barclays

    Nat Tyce is Co-Head of Macro Trading at Barclays, based in London. He jointly leads the global Rates, FX, Commodities and Local Markets trading businesses, with primary responsibility for Rates, Local Markets and FX Forwards.

    Nat joined the Rates team at Barclays in 1995 as a graduate trainee, and went onto lead a number of European rates trading desks, including Sterling, Scandinavian currencies, and Inflation Trading. He was appointed Head of Rates Trading for Europe in 2010, and assumed global responsibility in 2012. He took on his current role in April 2015.

    Nat holds a BA from Cambridge University and the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics.

  • Jason Waight

    Jason Waight

    Head of Business Management and Regulatory Affairs, MarketAxess Europe and Trax

    Jason Waight

    Jason Waight

    Head of Business Management and Regulatory Affairs, MarketAxess Europe and Trax

    Jason Waight is the Head of Business Management and Regulatory Affairs for MarketAxess and Trax and is a member of the management team for Europe and Asia. Jason is responsible for analysing the impact of regulatory changes on the firm’s credit trading, post-trade and market data businesses. Furthermore, he is also responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities created by regulatory change and for overseeing the program of work to ensure MIFID II compliance. Previously, Jason was the COO and Deputy CEO of Trax, helping oversee the integration of the business within MarketAxess Europe before becoming the Head of European Operations at MarketAxess in 2014. Prior to this, He was with Euroclear from 2003 until 2010, where he eventually became Head of Product Management. From 1997 until 2003, Jason was at CRESTCo until its acquisition by Euroclear. He graduated from the University College London with a degree in Law and was also awarded a Securities Institute Diploma from the Securities Institute (now Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment).

  • James Wallin

    James Wallin

    Senior Vice President, AllianceBernstein

    James Wallin

    James Wallin

    Senior Vice President, AllianceBernstein

    James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AB’s Fixed Income group and is a member of the firm’s Responsible Investment Committee. Prior to joining AB, he was head of the Governance Group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Senior Counsel at Evergreen Asset Management Corp. and General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Yamaichi Capital Management Inc. James also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz, and he was with Alliance Capital (the predecessor of AB), from 1982 to 1986. James serves on the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and is an active participant in securities industry forums.  He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

  • Rick Watson

    Rick Watson

    Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, AFME

    Rick Watson

    Rick Watson

    Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, AFME

    Rick Watson is Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at AFME. In this role he leads staff whose member committees include all the main fixed income and equities-related cash products across Europe, AFME’s growth-related initiatives, as well as AFME’s investor and corporate relationships.

    Previously, Rick was Managing Director, Structured Finance, for FGIC UK Limited. Prior to joining FGIC, Rick held positions as head of securitisation origination at HSBC Bank plc and Bear Stearns in London, and before then worked at UBS Limited, Morgan Stanley and Freddie Mac. Rick received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In September 2013 he was appointed to the EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group and in January 2006, he co-edited the Euromoney Books’ publication "Asset Securitisation and Synthetic Structures: Innovation in the European Credit Markets”.

  • Victoria Webster

    Victoria Webster

    Director, Fixed Income, AFME

    Victoria Webster

    Victoria Webster

    Director, Fixed Income, AFME

    Victoria is AFME’s Director of Fixed Income, having joined the association in November 2015. She is responsible for the AFME Primary Dealers, Credit and Covered Bond Boards, focusing on developments in regulation, policy and market structure. Victoria has more than 19 years of fixed income experience in banking, vendor sales, broking and market making. Prior to joining AFME, Victoria worked at Barclays Investment Bank in a role focused on fixed income electronic trading.

  • Mark Yallop

    Mark Yallop

    Chair, FICC Markets Standards Board

    Mark Yallop

    Mark Yallop

    Chair, FICC Markets Standards Board

    Mark Yallop is the Chair of the FICC Markets Standards Board and Independent Board Member with the Prudential Regulation Authority. Mark began his career in financial services at Morgan Grenfell in 1984 when he joined the Capital Markets Division to build their derivatives and fixed income securities trading businesses.  Following the acquisition of Morgan Grenfell by Deutsche Bank, Mark was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Global Markets Division, where he transformed the bank’s trading and sales businesses into market leaders.  Mark spent 20 years at Deutsche Bank (1984-2004) in a variety of roles.  

    Mark was UK Group CEO of UBS (2013-14), overseeing all UBS’ Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management operations in the UK.  He previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer of ICAP plc (2005‑2011), where he was responsible for developing the firm’s strategy, building their electronic and post-trade businesses and managing the Group’s infrastructure. Mark served for three years (1996-98) on the board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the international industry body representing the global OTC derivatives market and in December 2015 he joined the Prudential Regulation Authority as an independent member of the Board.

    Mark is Chairman of the £55m endowment campaign for University College Oxford, is a member of the Board of the Centre for Social Justice and of the Create the Change Development Board for the Francis Crick Institute.  

    Mark is a graduate of Oxford University, where he read Chemistry. He is married with two children.